As I mentioned earlier this week, I struggled half my life with being overweight. I was tired of feeling like I was drowning because of my unhappiness with my body image. Being overweight was truly affecting all areas of my life. I finally figured out how to lose weight & what foods to eat to lose weight.
I’m not sure if you’ve heard that your results are 80% nutrition & 20% exercise, but it couldn’t be more than true. I was eating fried foods, desserts, huge portions, & drinking alcohol daily. Looking back knowing what I do about calories, I would say I was eating at least 5,000 calories a day when I was in college. I definitely was not eating the right foods to lose weight.
I was working in food & beverage & kept giving myself excuses that it was too hard to lose weight because of my surroundings. But, I knew that I had to get over that if I wanted to truly change. As you know, I started by cutting my portions in half which immediately decreased my calories. My weight loss started happening quickly since I was pairing it with a home workout DVD.
Then I began to learn more about what eating healthy was & what foods specifically to eat to lose weight. Here are a few key things you’ll want to do when making healthy choices:
- Eat lean proteins at each meal (eggs, egg whites, turkey, chicken, fish, pork tenderloin, lean ground beef)
- Eat a vegetable with every meal (there are so many options, but my favorites include zucchini, mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, broccoli, & asparagus)
- Eat healthy carbohydrates (oatmeal, whole wheats, beans)
- Eliminate foods that are fried, full of sugar, & anything made from white flour
I promise if you apply just these four steps to your nutrition, you will start to lose weight fast. There are specific foods that you can eat to lose weight that will help you get in shape & also give you those abs you’re wanting for summer. I’ve been learning a lot more about these foods myself in the last two months & have had great results. I will share those in my post next week, as well as some cooking tips & ideas.
So if you’re wanting to get in shape, lose weight fast, & eat the right foods to lose weight, you’ve come to the right place. I will break it down & make it easy for you by sharing with you step by step of exactly what I’ve done & what I’m still learning.
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Don’t forget to always love yourself friends!